come first, the reason we believe is second. our culture shapes our beliefs, and after the fact, we search evidence to short them. stossel: it's a myth that the founding fathers were believing christians. >> yes. stossel: i thought they were. >> in a way. they are ds liberal christians, in a general belief in a creator, but nothing like modern christians who would like to back into history modern beliefs about christianity. that is another great mist, that the founding fathers were like us, modern christians,ing but that was not the case at all. stossel: how do you know? >> we have the laters, original diaries because they told us what they believed. stossel: "in god we trust" was on the currency since the 1850 #s. >> our founders, were, in fact, scientists, natural philosophers, practiced science, talked about the american experiment with democracy. it's like an experiment where they said, look, we don't know how to govern, nobody does.